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The Bower of Enchanting Scenery (Lijing xuan) is the rear palace of the Palace of Gathered Elegance (Chuxiu gong).
It is said that in the latter part of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), when the Empress Dowager Cixi was selected into the Forbidden City and conferred as an imperial concubine of the fourth rank, she had lived here and gave birth to Prince Zaichun who was later enthroned as the Tongzhi Emperor (r. 1862-1874). In 1884, the tenth year of the Guangxu reign (1875-1908), the Empress Dowager Cixi moved in again when she celebrated her fiftieth lunar birthday. It was the time when it was renamed Belvedere of Enchanting Scenery and a mini-stage was built within. Now the belvedere is kept what it looked like when the last emperor Puyi (1909-1911) lived in the Inner Court after his abdication, with Western-style furniture, piano and tableware.